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SCREEN TALK EPISODE 2: 'Boyhood,' 'Jersey Boys,' Telluride vs. Toronto Clash & More

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 20, 2014 at 6:33PM

New York's Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I hit Skype again to debate movies seen and still to come. We both adore Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which didn't make Indiewire's mid-year critics' poll (TOH's picks are here) because it hasn't been released yet. Is it a Best Picture Oscar contender? I think so, but Eric isn't sure.
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'Boyhood' cast and Richard Linklater
'Boyhood' cast and Richard Linklater

New York's Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I hit Skype again to debate movies seen and still to come. 

We both adore Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which didn't make Indiewire's mid-year critics' poll (TOH's picks are here) because it hasn't been released yet. Is it a Best Picture Oscar contender? I think so, but Eric isn't sure. Not likely to turn up in the awards race is disappointing Clint Eastwood musical entry "Jersey Boys," which closed the Los Angeles Film Festival Thursday night. Of new pictures coming up, I'm more excited than Eric about Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman," which will finally hit the Telluride and/or Toronto Film Festivals. Programmers are currently screening films--and unhappy distributors will have to decide films what will go where and when under new rules.

We also make our weekend picks for new films to see. 

This article is related to: Richard Linklater, Richard Linklater, Boyhood, Clint Eastwood, Clint Eastwood, Jersey Boys, Festivals, Los Angeles Film Festival, Awards, Awards


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.